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A one-week layoff for Payne Haas, an injury to Latrell Mitchell and more cash cow conundrums highlight the round six talking points.

This week's big questions

Is Cameron Murray the best captaincy choice this week?

From @brunner321

If you have him then yes, Souths skipper Cam Murray is the logical choice for captain this week. He has the second-best average after Payne Haas and hasn't scored below 63 since round one. His teammate Damien Cook has struck Fantasy form lately and also looks a good option and Daly Cherry-Evans has yet to score below 60 this year. Nicho Hynes is in a massive 47% of teams and has the third-best average so far this year with a season-low of 43 – but be aware that Fantasy points could be tough to come by in Melbourne.

Should I sell Teddy?

From @dskuxx2022

As we discussed just last week with another under-performing gun in David Fifita, selling proven Fantasy performers is often fraught with risk. James Tedesco is playing pretty well without getting the Fantasy scores to back it up. He's averaging over 180 metres and four busts per game but one try and three assists in five games is a bit below expectations. The Roosters have the Warriors, Dragons, Bulldogs and Titans in the next four rounds and could well pile on some points in that time and Teddy is almost getting to the point non-owners will be looking at his price tag and considering picking him up. I'll be holding for now.

Eels v Wests Tigers

Is Dylan Brown a sell?

From @_jesselatana_

No way. Certainly anyone who bought the Eels playmaker last week would have been disappointed with his 31 points – with a try, no less – but it's not time to panic. Brown's tackle and run metre counts in the two Titans games have been way below what he's produced in the other three matches this year for some reason. And there's every chance he gets in on the point scoring action against a struggling Wests Tigers on Easter Monday as he did against the Dragons in round four.

Who should I bring in, Moses or Munster?

From @walhacon

Neither is a bad option; both halves have similar prices and averages at this point. Moses does more kicking and also kicks goals which tends to make him a little more consistent although each can have the odd off game. Both play for top four teams and face some lower-ranked opposition over the next month or so. Munster will play Origin and Moses won't unless Nathan Cleary is injured which may just give Moses the edge.

Is Blake Taaffe a buy?

From @rishabharcot_8

He's probably not an urgent buy but definitely one to consider this week. Taaffe should have the fullback job for the next eight weeks or so as well as goal-kicking duties and he's reasonably cheap without being basement price. If he goes well this week his price will start to increase straight away but it won't spike unless he comes up with a boomer so you can afford to have a look for a week. In three regular-season 80-minute games at fullback in his career so far Taaffe averages 27 so there's probably no real rush.

Chatting Jai Arrow and Taylan May

Is it too late to bring in Taylan May?

From @aidandel06

It's probably a week too late yeah. He's gone up $173k now, including $70k just this week, with six tries in three games. Those will have to slow down a bit, and there's also as few as three games to go until Brian To'o returns with May no guarantee to displace incumbent Charlie Staines once that happens (although on form he will be very hard to drop).

Is Stephen Crichton a hold or a sell?

From @bensuttor7

If you don't view Crichton as a season-long keeper then he can be sold any time from now. There is a case to hang on to him – other than his 17 last week he's been scoring very consistently and is a dual position CTR/WFB in a team that racks up plenty of points, which will make him a very handy 18th man late in the year. But Nathan Cleary's return means he's lost the extra points he had from goals in the early rounds and his last-up 17 has brought his price rises to a stop for now, and he's never quite been a keeper in the past so if he's not in your long-term plans you can jump off any time from now.

What should I do with Jeremiah Nanai?

From @josh.beehre

The difference between Nanai's best and worst scores is becoming a little frustrating. That 27 last week brought the rapid rises to a halt, although he could easily get them going again with another decent score or two. The fact it's hard to rely on him in your 17 and he's now holding enough value to be useful for other upgrades makes a case to move him on if you can deal with potentially missing out on a few more price rises down the track.

Rabbitohs v Bulldogs

Is Burton a sell for Ramien?

From @_seb.y_

This seems pretty sideways. Burton has quite clearly not hit his straps yet, the Bulldogs are scoring eight points per week and he's still averaging 45 – which is 4.6 less than Ramien, and he's dual position, and has room for improvement. Ramien is more explosive and is certainly capable of huge scores but there's also the potential for costly ones as well – such as the 15 in round one.

Is Jesse Arthars a buy?

From @denis_ocall

Stand-in Warriors centre Jesse Arthars was a risky but potentially rewarding buy when Viliame Vailea was injured in round one. His past fortnight of 50-plus scores has given him a huge boost and he's now climbed $126k in value. He has a low break even this week but he's already at his highest ever value and has never really been a factor in the past so if you have him, hold until the price rises run out but if you don't already have him I'd say you've missed the boat.

 

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